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Fast track: Galloway is ODAC Athlete of Week

Bridgewater College sophomore sprinter Alex Galloway earned his first career Old Dominion Athletic Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Week award Jan. 16. Galloway,a Broad Run High School alum, paced Bridgewater in sprints Jan. 13 at the CNU Quadrangular.

Woodgrove High School gymnasts are all smiles after winning the Red division title at the Park View Glory Days Gymnastics Invitational.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Jan. 6-12 events

The Loudoun County Raiders defeated the Riverside Rams 68-37 in varsity girls' basketball Thursday night. The Raiders have won 13 straight games and are currently 14-1 overall. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from varsity basketball, gymnastics, swimming and wrestling.

Boys’ basketball: Cooper lifts Broad Run past Tuscarora

Leading 69-68 in the final minute of regulation, Tuscarora had a chance to steal a big road win at Broad Run. Undaunted, the host Spartans found a way to prevail in the closing seconds of a Conference 14 boys' basketball game Friday evening in Ashburn.

Girls’ basketball: Tuscarora starts strong in conference play

Tuscarora took care of Broad Run in its Conference 14 opener with a great showing from start to finish. The Huskies topped the host Spartans 65-45 in the first game of a varsity basketball doubleheader Friday night in Ashburn.

State Champions: 13 Loudoun schools have combined to win 111 titles

Loudoun County public high schools have combined for 111 Virginia High School League state championships in team sports. Broad Run, which opened in 1969, owns the most state championships with 17.

Nicky Scolarici of Freedom works his way toward a pin of Tuscarora’s John Hammler in the second round of the 132-pound final Dec. 17 at the LCPS wrestling championships.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Freedom earns county bragging rights on the mat

For the Eagles of Freedom High School, the road to the state tournament begins at home. With 11 top-six finishers, Freedom captured the team title at the Loudoun County Public Schools Wrestling Championships held Dec. 16-17 at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn, defending last year's countywide title which propelled five Eagles to top-six finishes in the state meet.

VHSL Group 5A All-State football team selections

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools are represented on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State football team. Highland Springs senior Juwan Carter (offense) and L.C. Bird senior Rayshard Ashby (defense) were selected as Players of the Year.

Briar Woods coach Charlie Pierce led the cheers in the team huddle following the Falcons’ 41-21 victory over Harrisonburg in the 2010 Division 4 state football championship game.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Football: Loudoun’s history in state title games

Loudoun County high schools have played in 18 state championship games in football. Stone Bridge has advanced to the state final seven times, followed by four appearances each by Briar Woods and Park View. Briar Woods (three) and Broad Run (two) have won multiple state titles.

Zachary Buck and Broad Run baseball coach Tommy Meier.—Courtesy Photo

Broad Run’s Buck signs with Holy Cross baseball

Broad Run High School senior catcher Zachary Buck has signed his national letter of intent to attend and play NCAA Division I baseball at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Buck has garnered All-Conference 14 accolades each of the last two seasons and has hit .408 versus conference foes for his varsity career.

Senior QB Easton Turner set career marks for passing yards and touchdowns in Stone Bridge’s 28-7 win.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge passes Broad Run’s test

After going scoreless for the final three quarters of a 10-7 regular-season loss to rival Broad Run, Stone Bridge turned to its passing game in the playoff version of the 'Battle of the Burn' Nov. 19 in Ashburn. Senior quarterback Easton Turner connected twice with junior Tyrese Johnson and once with junior Daniel Thompson for touchdowns to help lead No. 3 seed Stone Bridge to a 28-7 home victory against No. 6 Broad Run in the 5A North Region quarterfinals.

Regional football playoffs: Quarterfinal round scores

Four Loudoun teams punched their tickets for the semifinal round of the regional football playoffs with quarterfinal victories Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion advanced in the 4A West Region, and Stone Bridge and Potomac Falls advanced in the 5A North Region.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are once again state cross-country champions, winning the Group 4A boys’ title.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Morris, Vikings lead pack at VHSL State Cross-Country Championships

The Loudoun Valley Vikings ran away with the boys' team title Nov. 12 at the VHSL State Cross-Country Championships. The Vikings placed six runners in the top 40 overall, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line first in 15 minutes, 14 seconds.

Freshman QB Mitch Griffis was one of three Spartans to rush for two touchdowns in Broad Run’s 42-21 victory against Tuscarora.—Times-Mirror/Drew Hall

Broad Run doubles up Tuscarora in playoff opener

The Broad Run Spartans doubled up the visiting Tuscarora Huskies 42-21 in the first round of the VHSL 5A North Region playoffs Nov. 11 in Ashburn. Broad Run's ground game - featuring Meech Hembry, Ryan Braithwaite, Mitch Griffis and Tim Baldwin - totaled nearly 300 rushing yards in the win.

The Briar Woods Falcons travel to Ashland on Friday to play Patrick Henry.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Eight Loudoun football teams to kick off postseason Friday

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will each begin play in the 2016 varsity football playoffs Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion will have an extra week to prepare thanks to first-round byes.

Broad Run wins 5A state cheer title

The Broad Run Spartans stole the show Nov. 5 at the Virginia 5A state competition cheer meet. Broad Run earned 233 points on its final performance to claim the state championship. Briar Woods (227.5 points) placed fourth in the competition held Nov. 5 at the Sigel Center in Richmond.

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